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Staffing Issues are a Concern for Hospital CEOs

Hospital staffing concerns are a priority for hospital CEOs. A recent survey conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) indicates that personnel shortages ranked as the top issue confronting hospital CEOs in 2021.  Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE states, “Both long- and short-term solutions are needed to address the shortages in critical front-line staff shown in our study to ensure hospitals have workforces that can meet the demands for safe, high-quality care both today and in the future.”

The survey was administered to CEOs of community hospitals (non-federal, short-term, non-specialty hospitals). ACHE asked respondents to rank 11 issues affecting their hospitals in order of how pressing they are. Results are based on responses from 310 executives.

The full list of issues most concerning to hospital CEOs in the survey are as follows:

  • Personnel shortages of all types, including physicians

  • Financial challenges

  • Patient safety and quality

  • Behavioral health and addiction issues

  • Governmental mandates

  • Access to care

  • Patient satisfaction

  • Physician-hospital relations

  • Technology

  • Population health management

  • Reorganization (mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and restructuring)


At Wapiti Medical Staffing, we understand the challenges that come with keeping a facility running under a staffing crunch. We offer a variety of hospital staffing options with flexible contract terms including guaranteed 24/7 staffing, locum tenens, and perm placement. We are committed to keeping every partner facility fully staffed with exceptional professionals who are focused on quality care.


Our guiding principles are our ICARE Values: Integrity, Commitment, Adaptability, Responsiveness, and Empowerment. Wapiti’s ICARE values lead with integrity because Wapiti leads with integrity. It’s behind every action we do. When you embark on a partnership with Wapiti, we guarantee to serve your hospital staffing needs with integrity and honesty, to be committed to our partnership, and to be adaptable and responsive to your everchanging needs.


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